Surplus wire in a circuit


Old 11-06-13, 03:16 PM
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Surplus wire in a circuit

I am going to move a junction box and some 14-2 in a circuit these weekend, I will have a about 6 feet of extra wire once done.

Should I cut out the surplus or is it ok to roll it and leave it between the floor beams?

I could not find anything in Simplified Wiring. Is there a set fast rule?

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Old 11-06-13, 03:22 PM
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Is this a temporary move? If no, then there is no reason to retain the excess wire.
Old 11-07-13, 10:20 AM
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If the move is permanent, you could leave the extra, but I would consider it a poor practice.
Old 11-07-13, 06:33 PM
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Thank you,
I will cut the surplus out when the box is moved.

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